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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by smoor04s

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Event Reviewed: The Scream (Decatur, Illinois)
Reviewed by: smoor04s   (Event Visited: 10/10/08 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/11/08
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Wonderful location, just off of Eldorado St. There were plenty of signs, a hearse, and a scarey figure standing on top of the hearse. You can't get much more visible than these guys.

Wait Entertainment: I was surprised by how quickly the line moved, and there was plenty of entertainment while waiting, it seemed like it was our turn in no time. They had two guys outside which provided tons of entertainment. The girls behind us were so scared that they were running all over the place and screaming. Everyone got quite a show.

Length of Event: 15-20 minutes 
It seemed like there were so many scenes, and each of them were very different. I've been in haunted houses in the past that were long, but they didn't have enough people to make it work, so it ended up being boring. That wasn't the case here! They had PLENTY of workers, so every scene kept you on edge!

Actor Performance: The actors were AWESOME! The two guys outside really did a great job, and once you got inside, they were even better. Some of my favorites were: the girl in the electric chair (it looked like she was really getting fried), the lady chained to the wall (great special effects in that room), and the monkey (just when I thought I was safe, I wasn't).

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The staff did a great job with flow. The group ahead of us had people who were too scared to keep going, and the group after us had girls that were trying to get through quickly because they were scared too. The staff quickly fixed the flow of the three groups, and all was well again.

Appropriate Ages: The approproate age depends on the child. My 11 year old didn't want to go through, while my 7 year old was totally ready!

Props / Special FX: EVERY scene in this haunted house had amazing props/special effects. Most of the time, these were things you never would have expected. These guys were very creative, and because of this, I was often taken out of my comfort zone. I'm scared of clowns, rodents, and tight spaces. They had all three. Also, every movie that has ever frightened me seemed to be included.

Costumes / Make-up: All of the costumes and make-up were appropriate for the scenes. They did a great job of making sure there were workers in all scenes, and these workers fit the room perfectly. It was the total package.

Summary: For the money, you can't beat this haunted house. It was insanely easy to find; there was entertainment all the way from the parking lot, to the line, through the house, and again in the parking lot; the scenes were creative and different, and our group was CONSTANTLY on their toes!

 

 

 

 

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